We will be showing Mozart’s The Magic Flute, live from the Glyndebourne Festival, on Sunday 4th August at 5.30pm
Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. True love conquers all in a colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Barbe et Doucet direct Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade.
Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.
You can watch the official trailer here
Praise for Barbe et Doucet
The Guardian (Manon) ‘Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon’s charm.’
The Guardian (La Bohème) ‘Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera.’
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here